Tonight I don't want to blog about me or bitch about cancer... well not exactly!
Instead I would like to share with everyone how important this foundation is, how important it is to me and how many people's lives it can help!
We have been fairly successful with the small fundraiser we have had but we need to do more, push harder, raise more money, get more people involved!
The people are the important part. We need bodies to help plan events, design flyers, post flyers places, canvas businesses for donations and make phone calls!
Fund raising is a big job and cancer is a big opponent!
I don't think I know one person who has not had their family or someone they know affected by cancer! It is the least predjudice entity... it doesn't care where you are from, how much money you have, what you do for a living or where you live! It can strike anyone!
This is a universal problem.
When cancer hits a family the family can NEVER be prepared. It can help to have great insurance, money to spare...but with out people, support...daily help...it can be a very lonely illness. Unlike other illnesses, it can drag on for a very long time. I have been know to explain it like a death...when you lose someone everyone is there for services and maybe for a few weeks, maybe a month. But then everyone needs to go back to their lives...but your life and the life of those closest to you just stops! People dont mean to forget or move on...they just get busy...with life. But not you or your family. You are somewhere in limbo.
This is the reason for our foundation. To help those people. Be there to provide meals, run errands, offer support, help with housework and the never ending reems of paperwork!
But we can't do any of this without people! People and money and connections!! Everyone can do something...if not financial then consider donating your time with something you are good at. Or perhaps your company has a program of matching employees time donations with monetary donations. Maybe you know of a business that may be interested in donating or can donate a service.
Please sit down and consider what your life would be like if, GOD FORBID, you or some one you are close to was diagnosed with cancer. What could you do to make someone elses life just a little eaiser, a little more comfortable! Please think long and hard....we need bodies! Bodies to help us keep this foundation on its path! Think about what you can do to help!
I must take a moment to THANK all of you who have been there...been there for my family and continue to be there for this foundation. You will forever hold a special place in my heart! Those of you who continue to show up when ever we have an event and support us in every way you can!! THANK YOU!!
Please consider what you can do to help some family battling this unfair opponent...the only way we can....day by day!!! THANK YOU!
BY the way....NEXT time I will bitch about cancer!!!